Many of us living in suburbia that commute to and from work sometimes take for granted one of the most important preps, YOUR CAR. It is critical that you remember that your vehicle in a survival situation is your shelter and it will protect you from the elements, insects and predators. There has been case after case of people becoming stranded in their vehicle because of a mechanical breakdown, or they took a shortcut, got lost and their vehicle became stuck.
In many of these cases, individuals left their vehicle to find help, and succumbed to hypothermia, dehydration or from injuries. They simply could not find their way back to civilization. Rescue personnel only managed to find an empty vehicle because the occupants decided to abandon their shelter. One of the reasons they may have left their vehicle is because they did not have any provisions such as food, water and blankets. Read more
A quick note before we get to the meat and potatos. If you haven’t noticed or are new to Suburban Prepper, we have given the website a little bit of a facelift. We wanted to make it easier to navigate around. I want to take a moment to invite you to take a look around and tell us what you think. We hope you like the changes. Expect a few more minor touch-ups in the coming days. Enough of that, now let’s get to good stuff but first a quick…
I came across this video of comedian John Tole on Youtube and I wanted to share it with you. It’s off of todays topic but I think you might enjoy it.
Ok that’s the last of the tangents I promise. Now here’s the article I promised.
The Best Ways To Start An Emergency Fire
There are literally hundreds of ways to start a fire, if you have the time and resources. In an emergency though, time and resources are lacking. However, if properly equipped with knowledge, certain skill sets and some common materials you can start a fire virtually anywhere under any conditions. Read more
Being prepared is critical for surviving any situation and many people work toward being prepared for anything. Realistically however, you cannot prepare for every possible contingency. Therefore, many prepare in a more general sense realizing that many emergency preparations are not disaster specific. There are certain things that you will need regardless of the disaster. Once you have prepared in a general sense such as gathering food, water, medical and other supplies you can begin preparing for specific situations. To prepare for specific threats you must have an idea of what those threats are as determined by a threat assessment. Read more
Those that have decided it is now time to begin prepping may be overwhelmed with information. You may have watched the reality shows, and have researched extensively on the Internet and still find it hard to know where to start. In this article we will cover some of the fundamental knowledge you will need to survive any situation.
First, you must realize that most preparations are not disaster specific, which means that regardless of the survival situation you find yourself in you will need certain tangible items. Once you have gathered these essentials, then you can begin to work on the intangible.
You may have a strong belief that there may be a major volcanic eruption, or you fear a nuclear, chemical or biological attack, civil uprisings or possibly a collapse of the financial markets. There may not be any evidence of such an event occurring but that does not make it any less real in your mind. However, the reality is that there are certain disasters that you know will happen such as seasonal storms that cause power disruptions, flooding, and wind damage. These real events must be the ones you prepare for initially. Read more
I have been reading a lot of articles lately about the use of drones for public and commercial purposes. This led me to ask if drones could serve a useful purpose for preppers. I think they can and I’ll tell you why.
What is a drone?
A drone is defined as an unmanned aircraft that operate autonomously beyond line of sight. In other words, a vehicle controlled remotely with the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and cameras. Today when people hear the word, drones they may think of military operated Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV’s). Military drones can be armed and are usually called predator drones and then there are drones used for surveillance purposes only.
Certain law enforcement agencies other than the federal government in the United States use drones for surveillance purposes. Many civil liberty organizations have protested their use saying they can infringe upon civil liberties denying people the expectation of privacy on their own property.
The advancement of technology has made it so that one person with the proper training can take the place of dozens of people on the ground gathering intelligence. One person with a surveillance drone can cover hundreds of miles a day where in the past this would take days if not longer to conduct reconnaissance of the area.
As a prepper, you must have situational awareness at all times. You cannot be surprised by any threat because then you are reacting to it on someone else’s terms. Having a defensive posture immediately puts you at a disadvantage versus an offensive posture. Read more